Presentation on theme: "GCSE Computer Science Overview. For those that don’t know? My Name is Mr Hall I am Director of Learning for: ICT,(GCSE/OCR Nationals/Cambridge Nationals."— Presentation transcript:
GCSE Computer Science Overview
For those that don’t know? My Name is Mr Hall I am Director of Learning for: ICT,(GCSE/OCR Nationals/Cambridge Nationals Computer Science Business Studies
What is course made up of?
Part 1:Computer science GCSE(OCR) Theory exam- Unit A451: Computer systems and programming 1 hour 30 minutes Written paper 80 marks Worth 40% of your final grade
Part 2:Computer science GCSE(OCR) Unit A452 Practical investigation Controlled assessment An investigative task Approx 20 hours 45 marks 30% of the qualification Candidates carry out a practical investigation of a topic
Part 3:Computer science GCSE(OCR) Unit A453 Programming project Controlled assessment Approx 20 hours 45 marks 30% of the qualification Candidates create solutions to computing tasks from a set of options supplied by OCR.
And now a word from Mark Zuckerberg1 Why is Computer Science important ? Play video nU
Mr Hall’s Expectations When in computer science class be cool!! -Remember you are the coolest in your year for selecting this class When you come into class don’t log in until told Always remember your coding/theory book Don’t distract others when they are practicing their coding-You need to concentrate!They also need to concentrate! Please sit in the seating plan which you have been told-ie Boy /Girl Don’t distract your wonderful teacher during classtime! Don’t play games –unless it is one you have designed! Complete your work you are set Complete your homework Don’t be afraid to get coding wrong Don’t feel intimidated by computing terminology Write up your notes as you go along so that you have revision notes
Remember If you are finding this tough it is normal very tough option It is a very tough option and some of you may not stay the course You will need to concentrate and let others concentrate
Before we start Please look at the guide document for accessing online resources for computer science. Please don’t lose this. Today we are going to start theory for a451 I need you to write your name on your book and my name Your theory notes go in front of your exercise book. You must bring your exercise book with you each lesson As I run through the overview powerpoint you will need to make notes